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p.m. >> good evening. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> they are accused of using city computers to share porn and gamble. ktvu's eric rasmussen talked with mayor ed lee today about who is involved and the punishment. eric? >> reporter: from suspensions to firing in this case. mayor ed lee says he would like the city to look at how it monitors the use of the internet and technology. some workers at this yard and another division could be looking for new jobs. >> reporter: at this p.u.c. yard workers knew why we were there. >> heard about it. >> reporter: one of the place wheres employees are suspected of using city computers to
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share pornography and online gambling. >> we are taking this very seriously. >> the allegations are disturbing. it is misuse of property for all the wrong reasons. >> doug: mayor ed lee wants an investigation finished soon and officials say t be complete in a week. for months they have been investigating a tip that they have been sending and receiving pornographic images on the job. >> looking into what sites, documenting what types of photographs. >> reporter: while investigators don't suspect anything criminal the activity would be a violation of city policy and could lead to punishment. >> anytime you get an allegation like this you have to take the appropriate action to send a message it is not okay. >> reporter: the public utilities commission says they will remain on the job till the
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investigation is complete. they will have a chance to appeal their case physical discipline is handed down. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. we have developing news where a bank robbery suspect is held up in a hotel room. a s.w.a.t. team is on the scene. the person is suspect offend robbing a bank of the west earlier in the day. his partner already surrendered to authorities. a 14-year-old boy was hurt today after he was hit by a car while crossing a street. he was struck at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon in a crosswalk. the boy was knocked unconscious and taken to the hospital and then to children's hospital. officials haven't released his condition. police say the driver stopped and cooperating with investigators. police are asking for your help tonight in identifying a
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man who tried to rob a bank. tates released this video -- authorities released this surveillance video today. he was that bank of america at 3:45 p.m. last friday afternoon. he demanded cash. and when the teller refused the robber ran away. police arrested a 22-year- old woman after they say she robbed an old navy store and threatened a security guard with a knife and she had her four-year-old son with her last night. police also arrested another woman who was driving a get away car. an employee identified the women as suspects saturday. breaking news right now from san francisco that we want to show you. there is a situation here. we are working to determine
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where this is. you can see there are fire trucks on the scene, the street is blocked off. we don't know if it is a fire. we haven't heard that information yet. at second and howard. second and howard. developing news going on right there. as you can see the streets are blocked off. that is an area that a lot of people travel in this time of night as they head home. keep in mind this could effect your commute. as we get more information we will bring it to you. some type of situation going on there in the neighborhood of second and howard. a lot of fire trucks. although it looks like the fire truck just lowered its ladder. as soon as we get more information we will bring it to you. the debate over a sports
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shop opening and selling guns turned from contentious to dangerous. ktvu's robert handa is live where another heated discussion is expected tonight. robert? >> reporter: well, in less than an hour and down these stairs there will be a continuation of a meeting that started last monday that ended with no decision and a death threat. >> reporter: the small sports shop on university avenue draws attention. in an hour another emotional public hearing is spected as they argue whether -- expected as they argue whether guns should be allowed. >> it is the same weapons that were used in the newtown shootings. >> the owner followed all the guidelines for weapons needed to open this shop, including
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informing city officials. he got a death threat after last monday's meeting. he declined to discuss details today siting the police investigation. many people demended him -- defended him. >> i believe good people know how to use guns the right way. bad people will always get a hold of guns. >> reporter: many people believe the controversy means there won't be more than one gun shop. >> it is a small town. i think if someone else comes in now there will be enough opposition. >> reporter: he says tonight's meeting reflects a growing number of communities trying to grasp the picture of gun control. >> this should give them some thought of reviewing their process, looking at the issue of sales of guns. >> reporter: again that review and how it impacts his future
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will begin in 45 minutes. full details tonight at 10:00 p.m. live, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. all right. breaking news out of richmond. news chopper 2 is over the scene right now. live pictures. at b street. we have just confirmed there has been an officer involved shooting in this area. police received a call of a man with a gun. a gun had been fired in the area. this is breaking news out of richmond. an officer fired and struck a suspect. no word on how the suspect is doing or what he was wanted for. an officer involved shooting in richmond. we have a crew on the way to the scene and we will bring you updates as soon as we get more information. >> reporter: commutes taking caltrains expect delays due to
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a collision. a train hit a tractor-trailer crossing the traction. the collision happened about 2:30 p.m. news chopper 2 shot this video. you can see the cab was pushed away from the tracks. incredibly there are no reports of injuries. trains have been single tracking around the seen since the accident and that led to delays of 50 minutes. president obama offered his resignation today saying his age stripped him of the strength needed to continue. >> he surprised the world by announcing he will step down february 28. he read his statement today in latin. this is the first time a pope resigned in 600 years. the big question, who will take his place? ktvu's allie rasmus is live in
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oakland now with more information. >> reporter: whether they were here in oakland or in other parts of the globe catholics were surprised by this news. what could this mean for the future of the church, reaction was mixed. >> reporter: noon mass went on as scheduled in san francisco this afternoon. despite the news the leader of the catholic world was resigning. >> absolutely shocked. absolutely shocked. yes. most of the 1.1 billion member church was shocked. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi will step down at the end of the month. >> this pope is saying my health can't handle this. i can't travel anymore. >> reporter: some applauded the move. >> he will be 86 in april, i think it is time. >> reporter: others were thinking ahead of who might replace pope benedict xvi and
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the changes it might bring. >> the church could honor families of all kinds of differences and backgrounds and again honoring women's call. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi was viewed as a traditionalist. >> i don't think you can expect any great change in the immediate future. >> reporter: he says half of the cardinals were appointed by pope benedict xvi. >> the church moves very slowly and changes happen slowly. >> reporter: one change we could see is a new pope who is not from europe. three of the top contenders include these three men. they will meet in march and a
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spokesman said the church will have a new pope by easter. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >> catholic cardinal roger mahony will be among those choosing the next pope. april republic came under -- roger mahony came under criticism when files revealed he and other leaders in the archdiocese shielded piece sus- - priest suspected of abusing children. roger mahony's successor stripped roger mahony of his administrative duties in the archdiocese. has more information on the process and reaction from all over the -- from all over the world. click on the tab on the home page. demonstrators rallied for
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afford healthcare. >> it would create a publiccage to create a -- agency to create a headquarter system for california. they want california to lead the charge with a more progressive system that would cover everyone. >> i work at the bed side, i see every day how difficult it is for families to make ends meet. to decide whether or not they will pay their rent or get medications they need. we are saying it is important we ensure -- insure everybody. >> this is the 8 year they have taken their message to lawmakers in sacramento. up to 60 critical seconds to prepare for the worst. coming up after the break, the pitch today for an earthquake warning system in california. >> feels like spring.
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when temperatures could reach near 70 degrees. >> after the break, vandals hit dozens of cars in contra costa county. the details we learned about who this crime is hurting.
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>> dozens of people are out a lot of money after their tires were slashed. 60 parked cars had their tires flattened sometime sunday morning or saturday night. we learned that 11 cars were from contra costa county communicate access program and they were also vandalized. they help developmentably disabled people. they are spending thousands to get the cars fixed. the pilot at the center of
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the oil spill in the san francisco bay is trying to get his license back. he filed a lawsuit against the department of homeland security and the coast guard. he claim this violated his right by denying his request. a investigation found he was impaired by prescription drugs and failed to follow safety precautions. what if you had an early warning an earthquake was coming? 10 seconds or 30 seconds? lawsuit lawsuit 6:00 p.m -- new tonight at 6:00 p.m. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with more. >> reporter: an early warning system that lets the public know an earthquake is heading their way and one lawmaker has a bill. >> reporter: how many lives could have been saved with a few seconds warning before the
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shaking began? 2011 japan quake killed 15,000 people but more might have died if not for their early warning system. >> when you shake a moving train, killed many people over the years. in japan every train came to a stop. >> reporter: he discussed before the senate building such a system in california by upgrading existing earthquake censors. when an earthquake hits on the fault, two waves are generated. the first is week but fast moving, insecond is more powerful -- the second is more powerful but slower. censors would warn the public the second wave is coming. >> you can get 20, 30, 60 seconds of warning time, if you are a doctor, that is valuable information. >> reporter: he has a bill to
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create such a system that would cost $80 million. a small price that other countries paid after a disaster. >> in china after 70,000 people died they funded it. i am proud that california might be the first place to get it without a deadly earthquake first. >> reporter: it is unclear if the bill will pass, where the money will come from. if they had the funding now they could get it up and running in two years. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. san francisco mayor ed lee praised a program today aimed at improving neighborhoods. he joined other leaders and said san san francisco's community districts are improving quality of life. once an area established one, property owners must fund the improvements. there are a dozen different in
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san francisco. apple is working on a watch- like device that would work like a smartphone. they are discussing the wrist computer. the idea isn't new, apple hired people with backgrounds in related technologies. apple ceo will watch tomorrow's state of the union address with the first lady. he will sit in her box. ktvu will carry the state of the union address live. join us for ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. we will bring you the top stories and then watch the address live with us and at 7:30 p.m. we will break down the speech
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and republican response. rain, it is not coming soon. another dry week ahead. frosty cool mornings and warmer afternoons. mild out there. mild day. we saw temperatures in santa rosa in the mid-60s today. the jet stream is taking everything to the north. i pointed thisurt earlier -- this out earlier, that is a big ridge of high pressure. the forecast over night lows, chilly. like they have been. not as cold. we are getting high pressure that is making the air sink. it will be warm during the days, takes the edge off in the mornings. you are still getting frosty mornings, mid-30s, low 30s. 30 degrees. some people are doing a 40- degree spread. sunny and mild tomorrow.
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warmer in some places. warming trend sticks around. breeze is brought by the high pressure. i showed you at 5:00 p.m., you can see. pushed away. it is a visual clue. there is not a lot of clouds because the air is sinking. with that said, napa tomorrow 67. santa rosa 67. 65 novato. i don't think we will see fog tomorrow morning but we will see patchy frost. santa rosa, those spots, puckts inland. frost -- pockets inland. bay is so big it modifies the temperatures around the bay. ocean does that too. that is why we don't get a lot of snow. 65 in fremont tomorrow. cooler in morgan hill.
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63 degrees is not cool for february. we are not looking at rain in this five-day forecast, or the next five-day forecast. doesn't mean it will happen that way. pretty dry. we are doing okay but it would be nice to have rain. >> 70 on friday. >> yeah. couple 70s. >> thank you. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36, following developing news, an officer involved shooting. we will update you on what police found and bart getting the word out about the new law that might keep some riders off the trains. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. the golden state warriors are getting new uniforms, the partnership, that story coming up in 3 minutes.
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mark is here now with sports. a new look for the warriors. >> yeah. it will take place later on in february. a new look and the uniforms are about 22% lighter fabric. it will be cool. sports teams never miss a marketing opportunity. stack up the income streams and one way to do it, have as many
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versions to sell as possible. warriors unveiled their latest look today. the new short sleeve look. they will sport it for three games this year, february 22 is the debut in oakland. fans will shell out for it, but how do the players feel about the first ever sleeve look? >> something different. something that is against the norm. as time goes on more people will choose it. >> take a little adjustment. one practice will be good. at first it will feel weird but with our team i think it makes a statement. i am glad we are the first ones to do it. i think it will be a huge hit with the fans. i think they look good too. >> all right. you got to check this out. girls high school game in colorado. she thought the clock was
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running out. throws it all the way down and bunged into -- bounced into the basket. heaves it. bounces and goes in. you don't see that every day. funny thing about it, she thought it would beat the buzzer. there was 15 seconds left in the half so she didn't need to be so desperate but it worked out. none of our professional sports teams, can you believe this, haven't won since before the super bowl. warriors having problems and so are the sharks. trailing columbus, one of the worst teams in hockey 6-1 in the 3rd period. they are getting waxed. marketing genius by the warriors. not many people buy tank tops but you will buy a uniform with sleeves on it. >> 22% slighter. >> you might wear a sleeveless shirt but most of us wouldn't. [ laughter ] >> thank you. we are following breaking news right now in richmond.
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an officer involved shooting. news chopper 2 showed us the scene, we are talking with police trying to get more information and we will have the latest on bay area news at 7:00 p.m. and on the 10:00 p.m. news. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news we are always here for you on and mobile ktvu.


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